Cloudy over Connacht and Ulster this afternoon, with scattered outbreaks of rain, mostly on hills and coasts. Generally dry and warm elsewhere, with occasional spells of sunshine.
Misty and mostly cloudy tonight. Rain and drizzle will become more widespread for a time, but will become patchy and scattered later in the night, with some breaks in cloud and some fog around dawn. Lowest temperatures of 5 to 7 C., in light winds.
Some bright or short sunny spells tomorrow, but rather cloudy much of the time. Most places will be dry, but some scattered showers will develop, mainly over the north and west of the country. Fresher than of late with top temperatures of 10 to 13 C., generally in moderate northwesterly breezes but possible a little higher in some southeastern areas, where the best of the sunny breaks are likely.
3 Day Outlook
Staying dry, bright and fairly pleasant across most regions until later this Easter weekend, at which stage there is the possibility that low pressure over Britain may feed up an associated weather front Temperatures will be cool at times along east and south counties, but close to normal elsewhere.
THURSDAY NIGHT: A cold night with long clear spells and a widespread grass frost. Lowest temperatures 1 to 3 degrees Celsius with light northerly breezes.
FRIDAY: A chilly start but with good sunshine, and holding dry for the day with further spells of spring sunshine. Highest temperatures 11 to 14 degrees Celsius, mildest in the west, and coolest in the east and southeast with onshore breezes. Easterly breezes will be just light.
SATURDAY: Another chilly start with grass frost to begin. Apart from isolated light showers, the day will be dry with good spells of sunshine. Again feeling cool across eastern and southern counties with onshore winds, which will be moderate in strength. Elsewhere (the midlands, west and northwest) feeling milder with lighter breezes. Highest temperatures 11 to 14 degrees Celsius.
EASTER SUNDAY: Likely to stay dry for the day with moderate northerly breezes. Some good sunny spells through the day, but cloud will increase over Leinster later, with the threat of rain during the evening hours. Highest temperatures 11 to 15 degrees Celsius, coolest across northern counties with onshore breezes.
MONDAY: A fine morning generally but mixed weather likely to follow later. Somewhat cloudier than recent days with some scattered outbreaks of rain. However much of the western half of the country may see very small amounts if any, with brightest conditions here. Highest temperatures 10 to 14 degrees Celsius, with moderate northerly breezes.